According to the latest statistics, over a million people have been impacted by the floods in South Sudan this year. Among them, over 481,000 have been displaced. Roads are cut off, entire villages and towns are submerged, houses and health facilities have been damaged.
A convoy organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Ethiopian Red Cross Society carrying medicines and relief supplies has reached the Tigray State capital, Mekelle, where health care facilities have become paralyzed after supplies of drugs and basics like surgical gloves ran out.
More than 20,000 people have returned to their homes near the former frontlines in the southern neighborhoods of Tripoli. After over a yearlong displacement, families came back to destroyed homes, scarce resources, and lack of key services.
In Mindanao, the Philippines’ island in the south, protracted conflicts and constant displacement has seriously disrupted young people’s access to education. The long-term repercussions of this for children and the community at large are barely reported.
Months of conflict followed by torrential rains have created a deepening humanitarian crisis in which communities now face a heightened risk of hunger, malnutrition and disease in South Sudan’s Central, Western and Eastern Equatoria states
In an effort to boost a health system devastated by war, the Red Cross and Red Crescent opened a free treatment centre for COVID-19 patients in Yemen, which has suffered from a high rate of death from a crippling first wave of COVID-19.
Fears and frustrations remain high after fuel deliveries finally returned to Gaza this week. With the Strip’s only power station shut down for two weeks, residents were left with just four hours of power a day as temperatures soared.